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The History of Philosophy Visualized

Simon Raper at Drunks & Lampposts has composed a data visualization of the relations of influence among philosophers. This was put together to …

National Gallery hints that disputed art collection belongs to Ireland

The National Gallery in London has given its clearest indication that Ireland has a moral, if not legal, right to a priceless collection of impressionist paintings that have been a cause célèbre of Irish nationalism since the 1920s.

The 39 paintings, including some of the most celebrated works of …


Fragile treasures

PALMYRA, an ancient oasis city and one-time capital of a short-lived empire, has been razed before. In the third century, Roman emperor Aurelian …


The world's most eye-catching art galleries


Art, the Rothschilds and the Nazis

How the art world and my family's history inspired my new novel

In the mid 19th century, the patriarch of the Rothschild dynasty, Mayer Amschel Rothschild, his wife and their thirteen children were confined by law to a house measuring only 14 foot wide in a squalid ghetto in Frankfurt. There, life …


The surprising high-art theory behind Kim Kardashian’s “Selfish”

The reality show queen's new book shows how she turned the Internet into her own Salon des Refusés

On May 15, 1863, the Salon des Refusés opened in Paris to showcase thousands of artists who had been rejected by the conservative jury of the elite Salon. Under intense pressure by both artists and …


Candice Swanepoel | Lindsay Ellingson | Vincent Peters | GQ UK February 2011 | Lily Aldridge | Erin Heatherton - 3 Sensual Fashion Editorials | Art Exhibits

Now this is my vision of the Victoria’s Secret brand! (Note: Erin Heatherton added Jan 8 and new from Vincent Peters website on Feb 13.)

Not a gaggling …

Lily Aldridge

He Drills Screws Into Boards As A Hobby. What He Creates Is Out Of This World!

German native Andrew Myers has a pretty cool hobby. He drills 1000s of screws into wood. What exactly is he doing? He is creating contemporary …


15 Of Banksy’s Most Iconic Street Artworks


Once upon a time not so very long ago, graffiti was only thought of socially as taboo. It was an act of vandalism found in low-income …


50 Studio Portraits of American Women from the 1900s and 1910s by Louis Fleckenstein

Louis Fleckenstein's first camera was a birthday gift from his wife around 1895. Eight years later, after participating in numerous local and Midwest …


Pop music's most important revolution? That would be hip-hop, science reveals

Forget the Beach Boys, Michael Jackson and Madonna. The most important cultural shift in American pop music began with the explosion of rap in the early 1990s.

The Beatles and the Rolling Stones didn’t spark the British Invasion of the 1960s, but they did fan its flames.

And don’t buy snobs' …

Scientific Research

Igor Eškinja

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Turkey: Roman mosaics 'ruined' in botched restoration

A number of valuable Roman mosaics have been badly damaged during botched restoration work at a museum in southern Turkey, it's reported.

An investigation has been launched after concerns were raised by a local craftsman over the condition of at least 10 mosaics at the Hatay Archaeology Museum, the …


40 Magazine Cover Designs Guaranteed to Inspire You

Coming up with an eye-catching design doesn’t always go as easy as you want it to. When you work as a graphic designer or in the creative field of …


Delacroix’s Rare Illustrations for Goethe’s Faust

“Goethe … peered into the mysteries of human existence with a hope of solving the imponderables that hold the lives of men enmeshed.”

“Why not take advantage of those antidotes to civilization, good books? They give strength and peace of mind,” 25-year-old Eugène Delacroix urged himself in his …


London Gallery Reveals Counterfeit in "Spot the Fake Painting" Competition

Both the original painting (L) and replica (R) hanging in the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Photos from the Dulwich Picture Gallery, via.

You've been playing "art detective" for a few months now. Finally, it pays off:

Back in January, we reported that, as part of conceptual artist Doug Fishbone's Made in


A British Graffiti Artist Who Goes By ‘Wanksy’ Is Painting Dicks Around Potholes

A mystery graffiti artist slash hero who is calling himself “Wanksy” has taken it upon himself to solve the problem of Manchester’s pothole-ridden streets, drawing attention to the offending potholes by spray painting giant dicks around them. Hey, you’ve got to give him credit for creatively using …

Street Art

Tilt shifting Vincent Van Gogh paintings reveal so much more about this talented artist

Vincent van Gogh’s art is already spectacular for its beautiful blending of colours in grand landscapes. So what could make it look even greater? …


This Venice Biennale Is Dedicated to an Artist Who Evokes the Eroticism That Lies Underneath Self-Destruction

Okuwi Enwezo, the director of the Venice Biennale has chosen Italian artist Fabio Mauri as the central artist around which the universal exhibition's curatorial program is going to coalesce later this year. This choice is both timely and excellent due to the fact that Mauri, as an artist, …

Venice Biennale

When One Of The World's Most 'Insider' Galleries Hosts An 'Outsider' Art Show (NSFW)

It's hard to discuss the genre often referred to as "outsider art" without calling into question the term itself. Referencing art made not only on the periphery of the artistic institution, but on the outskirts of society and culture in the widest sense, the category generates a boundary in its …


These Delicious Cooking GIFs Are Infinite Food Porn

Images courtesy the artists

When it comes to GIFs or Internet animations, the usual descriptor one thinks of isn't “mouth-watering.” But thanks to the Moscow-based photography duo of Daria Khoroshavina and Olya Kolesnikova, some incredibly appetizing cooking photographs are now looping the Internet. …

10 Contemporary Illustrators You Should Know About

With illustrations bearing the mark of the artist, there is a certain authenticity attached to a hand-drawn work of art. Illustrations have the power …


Is Having an 'Eye' for Art a Thing of the Past?

A few years ago I was standing in a Malibu furniture store looking at coffee tables when I heard another shopper whisper excitedly to a friend:

"Hey, isn't that Bruce Willis? He looks just like he does in the movies... but maybe just a bit shorter."

I can confirm: it was Bruce Willis, and that was one …


'Supersymmetry' art show puts you inside a particle accelerator

What would it feel like to be stuck inside a particle accelerator? That’s the scenario posed by Japanese sound artist Ryoji Ikeda in his hyper-sensory new solo exhibition supersymmetry.

The installation, a UK premiere in collaboration with The Vinyl Factory, sees the artist draw on inspiration from …

What happens when beautiful street art meets a Rome ghetto?

Rome, Italy, Apr 23, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA).- Street artists from 10 countries around the globe gathered in Rome and put their talents to use in …

5 highlights from the $400M collection donated to the Art Institute

Time to celebrate, art lovers. The Art Institute of Chicago will receive the largest gift of art in its 136-year history.

Local collectors and …

'Curationism', by David Balzer - review

As words commonly used to write about the visual arts become increasingly useful to advertisers, ‘to curate’ is becoming the synonym du jour for ‘to choose’. For David Balzer however, this shift in language reflects a shift in behaviour. ‘Now that we “curate” even lunch, what happens to the role of …

The artists serving up surrealism on a plate

Perverse provocateurs ToiletPaper are in town with a new pop up

Back in our Autumn/Winter 2014 issue, we invited the twisted twosome behind the hallucinatory ToiletPaper magazine (pop art renegades Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari) to take over Dazed’s back pages art space. From a leather …


Before Its Opening, the Whitney Museum Faces a Protest

The Whitney Museum of American Art has yet to open its doors in a new location in the meatpacking district, but on Tuesday night it unwittingly played host to its first radical art exhibition.

At 11 p.m., activists from groups including Occupy Museums and Occupy the Pipeline gathered on the street …